The assistant principal at East Iredell Elementary School is taking a new role in Alexander County.

Kristie Love will serve as the principal at East Alexander Middle School, effective Jan. 21, according to a release from Alexander County Schools.

“I am so happy to be a part of the East Alexander family,” she said in the news release.

“I will work hard to build a strong positive learning environment. I believe all students can learn and will work with the staff to instill a positive growth mindset. Together we are Falcons flying to success ... one school, one goal.”

Prior to her current position, Love served as the assistant principal at West Iredell Middle School.

“Both of the schools (East Iredell Elementary and West Iredell Middle School) where Mrs. Love has worked most recently are similar demographically to East Alexander Middle School. She understands the needs of at-risk children while supporting academic growth,” stated Associate Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Curry.

“Mrs. Love has a strong background in curriculum and instruction, as well as all things management, having served as a discipline, testing, and transportation coordinator.”

Love has also worked as an eighth-grade science teacher, blended learning coach and instructional facilitator.

Love earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Appalachian State University and her master’s degree in administration from Gardner-Webb University.

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james thompson

You wonder why a great educator finds it necessary to leave our school system.Sounds like a problem to me just before my big tax referendum vote.

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